During the month of August, we are having “Fun in the Sun … Read!” Check out 5 books and receive a chance to choose a hot reward.




SCAVENGER HUNT: Our summer reading program may be finished, but the library is still a fun place to visit.  Stop in during August to pick up a library scavenger hunt.  Search the library and the community for the answers.  One hunt per child.                 


NEW SENSORY STORYTIME : Look for these storytimes returning in the fall.

DROP-IN STORYTIMES : Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs., but all ages accepted. Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm, or drop in Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am. Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs. Questions – please ask Miss Kathy or Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten : In August 2014, The Mary L. Cook Public Library launched a new literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have 25 readers who have completed the goal of 1000 books! If you read your child one book a day, she/he will reach 1,000 books in under three years.  Though the goal of this program is to improve literacy skills, but even more, it’s about time spent together reading. Stop in today and ask us how to register your child for this program.

STORYTIME SUPERSTARS: Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp!  When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book!  We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES: For 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners, Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am Or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm, beginning Thursday, September 20.  Registration requested and will begin end of August. We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs.  Special Storytimes include Halloween Parties, Easter Egg Hunt, and more.  Watch for details.

TODDLER LAPTIMES: For 2 years old & their caregivers, Tuesdays 6:45 - 7:10 pm. October 2 thru November 6.  Join us for stories, games and many laughs.  Required registration in person begins September 17. Limit - 12 toddlers and 12 caregivers.

BABY BOOKWORMS : Baby Storytime is for children from birth to 24 months and a parent/caregiver, Wednesdays 10:30 –11:00 am. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood.  Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. The last session was April 25. Look for this storytime coming again in the fall. If you have questions, please call Kathy Daniels.

Chapters Book Club is a book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, then we meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters Book Club will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, September 19 from 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm (Special date for September only).  Registration is required and will be available the end of August.  Books should be ready to pick up then.

Calling all bookworms (grades 3 – 5) to join The Rapid Readers & wRiters on Tuesday, September 25, from 4pm - 5 pm. Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. Registration is required and will be available the end of August.  Books should be available to pick up the beginning of September. For more information, contact Miss Kathy @ 513-897-4826.

Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) will begin meeting on Tuesday, September 25, from 6 pm - 6:30 pm. The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. Registration is required and will be available the end of August.  Books will be available to pick up the beginning of September.